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International Week 2018

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 9:07pm
Events include a parade and a dance competition featuring multiple organiztions By Angelique Arintok, Staff Writer International Week is back at Mason. A 37-year-old tradition, the celebration is packed with rich diversity and culture that the university embodies. From Friday, April...

The Story told In Lorton’s Darkroom

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 9:07pm
Documentary from GMU Visiting Filmmakers By Muhammad Arham, Contributor From the history of the Lorton Correctional Complex comes the story of “In Lorton’s Darkroom”, which changed the lives of the inmates living there. GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series conducted a short...

Best Mason Buildings to Study

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 9:07pm
With finals and deadlines approaching, finding a place to study on campus is a must By Ahmed Farid, Staff Writer April has arrived, which means everyone must start getting ready for final exams and assignments. Before you know it, you...

Faces of Mason

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 9:07pm
Interviews by Basma Humadi and Student Media Organization, United2Heal Malek Salhab, Founder What does your organization aim to do and why? Our organization aims to bridge the socioeconomic gap between underprivileged minorities and viable healthcare by bringing excess medical supplies...

Making a change step by step

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 9:07pm
Palestinian student Malek Salhab establishes organization that provides medical supplies to countries in need By Kathya Mendez, Staff Writer United2Heal is a non-profit organization and humanitarian aid charity that collects excess medical supplies from local hospitals and clinics and ship...

A look at Mason students who are also parents

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 9:07pm
Stigmas, guilt, and other challenges faced by these student parents everyday By Dinanda Pramesti, Lifestyle Editor and Hailey Bullis, Staff Writer Mason prides itself on being a diverse campus. However, there are some students who feel there are not enough...

Album Review: The Weeknd’s My Dear Melancholy

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 9:07pm
By Wafir Salih, Staff Writer When Abel Tesfaye — also known as The Weeknd — first came onto the music scene in 2011 it was with a series of mixtapes. These tapes were known for their moody atmosphere, drugged out...

Nic’s Flicks: “Isle of Dogs”

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 9:07pm
KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there “Isle of Dogs” is a tale – no intended dog pun there – of acceptance. It also works in another...

Mason Presents First-Ever Upcycling Fashion Exhibit

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 9:07pm
Fashion Exhibit reuses discarded materials to make clothes By Stephanie Gomez, Contributor The Office of Sustainability and the Mix@Fenwick present the Mason community their first fashion exhibit, initiating a movement to raise awareness about upcycling — which is reusing discarded...

“Paws for a Cause”

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 9:07pm
THERAPY SERVICES TEACH STUDENTS ABOUT SERVICE ANIMALS ON CAMPUS By Dana Nickel, Staff Writer Eight therapy and service dogs were brought to North Plaza on Tuesday, April 3 to interact with and educate Mason students and faculty. The event, “Paws...

Solving problems with Co-Arg

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 4:07am
 Cognitive assistant for intelligence analysts developing at Mason By Emily Verbiest, Contributor Mason’s Learning Agents Center is developing a cognitive assistance system to aid intelligence analysts and other national security professionals with AI problem-solving tools. The 4.5-year long program was...

One on one with Congressional candidate Leslie Cockburn

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 4:07am
RENOWNED FORMER JOURNALIST PUTS DOWN HER PEN FOR POLICY By Dana Nickel, Staff Writer Leslie Cockburn, a former journalist with PBS “Frontline” and CBS News “60 Minutes,” is now a candidate running for Congress in Virginia’s fifth district. She discussed...

How Mason police respond to active threats

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 4:07am
Mason’s police department and Special Response Team lay out their active threat strategy By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer As public shootings capture the attention of the nation, Mason’s responders are working hard to make sure that our campus and community...

OPINION: Ramble on

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 4:07am
By Dominic Pino, Columnist Every once in a while, an event transpires that shakes us.  We become confident in our ability to forecast events because, after all, the world is the same each day, and we know how it works....

Terry McAuliffe at Mason

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 4:07am
Former Va. governor explains how Trump’s tax bill will affect students By Dana Nickel, Staff Writer Former Governor Terry McAuliffe spoke to Mason students, affected families, tax officials and small business owners during a town hall focused on the Republican...

Your newly elected student leaders

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 4:07am
Pettine, Truong and new senators win 2018-2019 student body election By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer President-elect Bekah Pettine and Vice President-elect Erik Truong are officially declared the winners of Mason’s 2018-2019 student government election. With more than 2000 registered student...

Student Government against sexual assault

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 4:07am
Proposed bill will suspend SG members under investigation By Lauren Sullivan, Staff Writer Mason’s Student Government is taking a stand against sexual assault this semester by introducing new legislation, promoting a safety app and teaming up with Patriots in Action...

Mason men’s volleyball has record-breaking season

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 4:07am
History has been made, but the team still has work to do By Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer Mason Men’s Volleyball is making history this season. After beating New Jersey Institute of Technology on March 30, the team secured a berth...

Sustainability the sweet way: honey bees

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 4:07am
Mason’s beehives produce honey for dining halls and a future business venture By Claire Underwood, Staff Writer Since 2013, Mason has been part of the Honey Bee Initiative, a project that helps educate people about ways to help sustain honey...

Campus construction part of Mason plan

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 2:07am
How the campus will change by 2024 By Paresha Khan, Staff Writer Mason has been involved with construction and renovating buildings ever since the Campus Master Plan was set by President Cabrera and faculty. The university currently spans more than...